Auction 136, Lot 711

"Goa", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: India

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 10.8 inches
36.1 x 27.4 cm

This is a sharply engraved view of the city of Goa, which was the largest trading center on India's western coast and Portugal's most important possession in India. A decorative cartouche encloses a numbered key to 43 locations within the city. North is oriented to the bottom of the chart. Elephants are shown working on the waterfront and a number of ships sail in the bay.

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Condition: A

There are a couple short tears in the bottom margin, well away from the image.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011

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